Everybody loves peace and quiet from time to time. While ductless AC systems are quieter, there are strange noises that you should never ignore as they’re signs your system is in trouble. Here are five noises you don’t want to hear coming from your ductless AC in your La Grange, KY home.

1. Buzzing or Vibrating

This sound typically comes from the compressor as it takes more amps to cool your home, raising your electrical bills in the process. This type of problem calls for a professional technician to provide preventive maintenance before the problem becomes worse.

2. Grinding

A ductless AC system has oiled bearings used to reduce friction during operation. These wear down over time, which causes a loud grinding sound to come from the air handler. It’s important to take care of this issue before the air handler burns out.

3. Hissing

Refrigerant is vital to the operation of your ductless AC and a hissing noise indicates a leak somewhere in the system with air bubbles forming in the refrigerant line. A refrigerant leak is a serious threat to your ductless system, as well as your indoor air quality.

4. Rattling

Chances are, if you hear a rattling noise coming from your ductless AC unit, it means that something has come loose. This is an easy issue to remedy, as you can switch off your unit and tighten whatever has come loose.

5. Short Cycling

Short cycling is usually caused by a problem with the compressor or a faulty thermostat, which causes your system to turn itself on and off every few minutes. Not only does this issue raise your electric bill, but it drastically shortens the lifespan of your ductless AC system.

If you hear any of these noises, don’t wait until it’s too late to take action. Contact Birkhead Co. today to have one of our technicians take care of your ductless AC so that it can continue to take care of your comfort needs.

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